What does your emoji say about you?
We asked the experts
Paris Fashion Week may soon be coming to an end, but back home, it’s time for another one. Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week starts October 8 in Delhi, with péro by Aneeth Arora opening the week-long festivities, and Rohit Bal closing it – read: lots of drama. And with dramatic fashion weeks, comes a mixed bag of emojis. There’s the “OMG it’s back again” to “does this dress and shoe match” to “we need a head massage right after this glass of wine” and finally “it’s over, time to nap”.
So we asked fashion insiders to share their most recently used emojis and got Brooklyn-based Daniel Brill, emoji analyst (yes, that’s a thing!) to weigh in on their emoji addiction.
Brill is a copywriter for advertising agency Droga5 and creator of Emojianalysis where he asks readers to submit their recently used emojis and delivers a purely unscientific and funny analysis. Speaking of his process he told us, "[It's] a highly irresponsible mix of unlicensed medicine and fan fiction about strangers. Mostly I just try to tell a good story and make people laugh.” There’s the "diagnostic emoji” – which is what best describes you based on the sum of emojis (as per the submission) and the “prescribed emoji” – which is what you should use more often to balance out your life.
Click through to find out what he had to say about these insiders’ emojis. Proceed only if the “laughing so hard tears are coming down your face” emoji applies to you.
Debarghya Bairagi, designer, Dev r Nil
You know that quote from The Dark Knight, “The night is always darkest before the dawn”? Well, we have a similar saying in emojinalysis: “The emoji are always happiest before Dev loses his mind.” Nobody’s this cheerful, Dev. Which means you’re either on a sugar high, or you’re about to go full Joker on us.
Diagnostic emoji: Playing Card Joker + Lipstick
Prescribed emoji: Hospital
For more, read: Emojianalysis.tumblr.com
Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 is from October 8-12, Delhi.
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Narresh Kukreja, designer, Shivan & Narresh
Two types of people use the money bag emoji: teenage bank clerks...and James Bond-style supervillains. Add see-no-evil monkey, hearts and martini, and this is clearly an evil emogenius at work. You’re no Beyoncé, dude. That halo will fade away.
Diagnostic emoji: Smiling face with horns
Prescribed emoji: Police car
Pernia Qureshi, entrepreneur, PerniasPopUpShop
You’re not the first to eat spaghetti and fries in the bathtub. It helps, I know. But Statue of Liberty’s “freedom” thing meant more than that. You got this, girl. strap on those heels and that kimono, I guess, and do you. Also, you gonna finish that ice-cream?
Diagnostic emojis: Shower + Pizza
Prescribed emojis: Women’s boots + Flexed bicep
Nishka Lulla, designer, Nishka Lulla
This is the scariest wedding ever, and I survived Kardashian/Humphries. Did the bunny twins dance away people’s souls? Did you put Japanese goblin and weary cat at the singles’ table? I bet you forgot Panda’s vegetarian meal, too. You’re uninvited from my birthday party. Ugh.
Diagnostic emojis: Party Popper + Skull
Prescribed emojis: Envelope + Fire